Riley came home from school a few weeks ago, little face all lit up and an invitation in her hand. She had been invited to her very first slumber / birthday party. It is all she has been able to talk about. Everyday we get the count down "only ___ more days until Maddie's birthday party". I do not think that she will last the night, and if she does I do not think that she will get much sleep. For girls sleep overs are a right of passage. It means you are growing up.
Last week-end we went birthday shopping. We bought a pair of cupcake pajamas for Riley and a matching pair for her to give to Maddie as a her gift. Riley thought that would be a great gift. She had already begun imagining Maddie's face when they went to change into their p.j.'s and she saw Riley in hers.
I was thinking as I lay in bed last night about the pajama bags my sister and I had as little girls. I had a powder blue poodle and Mandy had a cotton candy pink poodle. They had a zipper on their stomach that opened up for you to put your p.j.s in. I would put my p.j.s in there religiously and then put it on my pillow, every morning. I thought it was pretty special. As I lay there thinking about it, I decided that I would take a trip to Belleville in the morning and see if you could still buy such a thing. Then the snowstorm hit. I was not going to be leaving the house. I decided to try my hand at making my own. The pajamas have cupcakes on them, so I would make cupcake pajama pillows. One for Riley and one for Maddie.
I jotted down a sketch (drawing is not a strong suit for me). I then cut a template out of bristol board.
I cut the polar fleece.
I thought it might look like cupcake paper if I sewed lines into the fleece ( I think I may have been nuts. I only did it for one, because sewing the lines took longer than the whole project).
I sewed everything together except for the bottom. On the bottom I sewed velcro.
The pajamas fit into the bottom.
When Riley came home from school and saw the cupcake on the table she thought it was pretty neat. When I told her what it was, and that I had made a matching one for Maddie, she was over the moon.
I just hope that Maddie is as excited to receive the gift as Riley is to give it, I guess I'll hear Sunday morning, or more likely late Saturday night.